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Professor Stephen Lovell

Professor Stephen Lovell

Professor of Modern History

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2667
Email stephen.lovell@kcl.ac.uk
Address Department of History
King’s College London
Room S8.23
Strand
London WC2R 2LS

 

 

Biography

Stephen Lovell joined the department in 2002 following a postdoctoral fellowship at St John’s College, Oxford. He received his MA and PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University of London, after studying for his BA at King’s College, Cambridge.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Cultural and Social History of 19th and 20th century Russia
Stephen Lovell’s primary research interests lie in the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russia. He is the author of the prize-winning Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2003), a book on the Russian out-of-town weekend or summer house. He has also written on reading and print culture, generations, and various other topics in Russian history.

His most recent books are The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2009) and The Shadow of War: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1941 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). His history of Soviet radio, Russia in the Microphone Age, will be published in 2015.
 
Professor Lovell would welcome applications from research students interested in working on:

  • Any aspect of Russian history, 1750 to the present
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Selected publications
  • The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras (Macmillan, 2000)
  • Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2003)
  • Destination in Doubt: Russia since 1989 (Zed Books, 2006)
  • The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • The Shadow of War: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1941 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
  • Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970 (Oxford University Press), 2015)
     
    For a complete list of publications, please see Stephen's full research profile.
Teaching

Undergraduate

  • 4AAH1006 Europe from 1793 to 1991 
  • 5AAH1022 Russia in the Age of Anna Karenina      
  • 5AAH2012 The Soviet Union & Russia, 1945-2000      
  • 6AAH4013 Media  

Postgraduate

  • 7AAH3011 Empire, Nation & Modernity in Eastern Europe, 1848-1914
  • 7AAH3012 Empire, Nation & Modernity in Eastern Europe, 1914-1948

 

PhD Supervision

Professor Lovell would welcome applications from research students interested in working on:

  • Any aspect of Russian history, 1750 to the present

 

 

 

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